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Westridge/Allenbrook Storm Drainage Improvement Project
The Westridge/Allenbrook Storm Drainage Project will improve the storm drainage infrastructure in an effort to reduce flooding of streets, properties and structures.  In addition, streams will be stabilized and/or restored in order to provide a more natural, stable stream system throughout the area.  The project area covers about 390 acres, and is roughly bounded on the north by Tar Heel road, the south by Freedom Drive, the east by Bradford Drive and the west by Allenbrook Drive.  This project is also being done in conjunction with the Thomasboro Hoskins Phase IV NIP project. 

Objectives: 

- Address street flooding within the project area.
- Address channel erosion problems within the project area.

Cost:   $8,000,000
Please note that this figure includes all costs associated with the project such as planning and design, utility relocation, consultant fees, construction, permits and landscaping.

Westridge/Allenbrook Project Area Map

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services (CMSWS) project team will manage the City View Project through the phases listed below.  Specific work is conducted during each phase while an emphasis is made on public involvement throughout the entire project.

Planning Phase (Completed)
During the planning phase, questionnaires and public meetings are used to obtain input from property owners.  Several improvement alternatives are developed and evaluated to determine the best solution.  A recommended alternative is presented to the public for comment at the end of the planning phase.  The planning phase of a project typically lasts 12 to 27 months.  

Design Phase (Completed)
During the design phase, construction drawings for the alternative selected during the planning phase are developed.  Many details must be addressed including the determination of specific pipe sizes and alignments, channel widths and lining types, inlet sizes and locations, utility relocations, and easement locations.  The design phase of a project typically lasts 21 to 34 months.

Permitting Phase (Time frame TBD)
During the permitting phase, the required water quality permits are obtained from Federal and State governments.  Other permits such as permission to work within railroad and NCDOT rights-of-way will be obtained during this phase.  The permitting phase of a project typically lasts 3 to 9 months.  The permitting phase of a project may overlap other phases.

Property Easement/Acquisition (Completed)
The City's real estate staff works with citizens and businesses to acquire Storm Drainage Easements (SDEs).  The City requests that SDEs be donated to provide access to your property to make the recommended improvements and provide future maintenance.  In addition to SDEs, temporary construction easements may be needed to access work areas.  The bid phase will begin after all easements are acquired.  The easement acquisition phase of a project typically lasts 8 to 12 months.

Bid Phase (Completed)
During the bid phase, the final plans will be circulated to qualified contractors for a competitive bidding process.  By state law, the lowest responsible bidder is awarded the construction contract.  The bid phase of a project typically lasts 4 to 5 months.

Construction Phase (Started)
Throughout construction, efforts will be made to minimize disruption to nearby property owners.  Construction of proposed improvements will be supervised by City inspectors.  Notifications of key construction dates and will be mailed to residents prior to construction.  Because projects vary in size, the typical construction phase of a project can last from 3 months to over 2 years.

Project Team

Jackie Bray
City Project Manager
704-336-6770

Amy Bice, E.I.

City Watershed Area Manager
704-432-0965

Matthew Gustis, P.E.
City Engineering Team Program Manager
704-336-6183

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